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That means it's been purchased by over half of all Switch owners, with the console having sold precisely 22.86 million units to-date.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

October 31, 2018

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Super Mario Odyssey has sold over 12 million copies worldwide during its first year on shelves, making it the best-selling game on Nintendo Switch.

The acclaimed platformer has sold 12.17 million units, to be exact. That means it's been purchased by over half of all Switch owners, with the console having sold precisely 22.86 million units to-date

It's one of three Switch games to have sold over 10 million copies, with the other two being Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (11.71 million units) and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (10.28 million units). 

The next two top-selling titles are Splatoon 2 with 7.47 million copies sold, and 1-2-Switch with 2.64 million sales.

Anyone interested can find out the names of the other best-selling Switch releases by checking out Nintendo official top 10 below. 

  1. Super Mario Odyssey --12.17 million units

  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe -- 11.71 million units

  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild -- 10.28 million units

  4. Splatoon 2 -- 7.47 million units

  5. 1-2-Switch -- 2.64 million units

  6. Mario Tennis Aces -- 2.16 million units

  7. ARMS -- 2.10 million units

  8. Kirby Star Allies -- 2.10 million units

  9. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze --1.67 million units

  10. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 -- 1.53 million units

About the Author(s)

Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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